Tag: WordPress

Dec 10

How to: Reset the Auto Increment value for a MySQL table

How to: Reset the Auto Increment value for a MySQL table Although this is something most people won’t need to do, there are some scenarios where you want to reset the ID value you have in a column. In my case for example, I am working with WordPress and the blog ID is set based …

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Dec 09

How to: Secure a site using Apache

How to: Secure a site using Apache If I had to, I would probably say that most people who use Apache do it to publish sites that are publicly accessible and/or have built-in security (say WordPress which manages itself access to the application and data). So now that I wanted to publish a site that …

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Dec 09

Memcache vs Azure Cache

Memcache vs Azure Cache Memcache is a distributed, in-memory caching solution used to help speed up large scale web applications by taking pressure off the database. Memcache is used by many of the internet’s biggest websites and has been merged with other technologies in innovative ways. Windows Azure supports the Memcache protocol to enable customers …

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Dec 09

How to: Install Memcache for php and WordPress

How to: Install Memcache for php and WordPress In what seems the eternal quest of having a good performing hosting server one of the tools that are generally referred to is Memcache. What Memcache offers you is a centralized server/cluster that holds in memory cached information. Some of the reasons why it is so popular …

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Dec 09

Which Web Server to use: Apache vs NGINX

Which Web Server to use: Apache vs NGINX If you are looking around there are a lot of people using NGINX over Apache nowadays. NGINX for what I have read provides a lot of performance improvements that a site with a lot of visitors could take advantage of. I found a great article about the …

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Dec 06

How to: Prevent Jetpack’s mobile theme or WPtouch to get cached by W3 Total Cache

How to: Prevent Jetpack’s mobile theme or WPtouch to get cached by W3 Total Cache Honestly the problem statement is more like: “How to prevent W3 Total Cache from serving the mobile theme to all my clients”. The issue arises when the first client that visits a page is a mobile client. W3 Total Cache …

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Dec 06

How to solve: Apache error .htaccess: RewriteEngine not allowed here

How to solve: Apache error .htaccess: RewriteEngine not allowed here, referrer: http://Technology.Bauzas.com/… I turned on some .htaccess rules in order for the cache to perform faster but unfortunately it came with some unintended consequences: A bunch of 500 error pages and in the log files one of the errors was [Core:Alert] /../.htaccess: RewriteEngine not allowed here, referrer: http://Technology.Bauzas.com/… …

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Dec 06

How to solve: Apache error .htaccess: ForceType not allowed here

How to solve: Apache error .htaccess: ForceType not allowed here I turned on some .htaccess rules in order for the cache to perform faster but unfortunately it came with some unintended consequences: A bunch of 500 error pages and in the log files one of the errors was [Core:Alert] /../.htaccess: ForceType not allowed here. I …

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Dec 06

Changing file permissions and recommendations for WordPress in a Linux system

  Changing file permissions and recommendations for WordPress in a Linux system In order to harden your WordPress installation, having the recommended set of file permissions is important. Below are a few recommendations on that gathered from around the web. First, we have a brief summary of the recommendations: # reset to safe defaults find …

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Dec 06

How to: Deploy WordPress in Ubuntu

How to: Deploy WordPress in Ubuntu Text goes here   I. Enable Apache Modules that are commonly used by plugins: To enable a module: sudo a2enmod module_name To disable a module: sudo a2dismod module_name So to begin, here are a list of modules you might need: sudo a2enmod expires sudo a2enmod headers And don’t forget …

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